exceedingly odd thread
This is a discussion on Verbal skills within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; exceedingly odd thread...
1) You didn't put the cart back like you should.
2) You got called out for it.
3) You got your feelings hurt, but didn't respond, since you knew you were in the wrong. ...Or you didn't feel like arguing at the time.
4) Post about it on DC.
Well, some interesting responses. I guess I should've put the cart back!
I still don't see the need for a person to use loud, foul language in public when addressing another person. Oh well, life goes on. I've prayed for myself and that man. Peace
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Glad you ignored him but I am not a fan in leaving carts in random spots either. I actually had a lady push her cart behind mine when I was about 30 feet away walking towards it. So when I got to the cart I placed it behind her vehicle as she was trying to back out. Probably not the right thing to do but hopefully she learned a lesson.
As to the cart issue; by leaving the carts wherever you wish, you are providing the reason for employment of those nice fellows with orange vests at WalMart. If a cart-nazi doesn't get it, don't bother to point out his limited view of the big picture. Handicapped people need jobs too, and WallyWorld provides a few of them at every store.
I don't always have nothing to say, but when I do, I post it on Facebook.
Personally, I generally go to the store by myself. I look for a parking spot near a cart corral, or near an island where I can park with drivers side on the island/corral side and I can pull straight out. This prevents some nimrod from parking too close to me as to prevent me from opening my car door. Also makes it easier to return the cart/buggy.
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Luis50: Not to worry. You did right. I always think of those clever retorts two hours later. That's probably why I haven't gotten my rear-end whooped more often.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
Sometimes I think people do this just so they can feel superior to another person because they have the power to make that persons job more difficult.
I've never been very good at communication. Lately I've been reading a book at work called Crucial Conversations. It's pretty good, I've been using a little of it to communicate with some people I used to find very difficult. It only costs like $10, you could probably find it at the library. It might be worth a read.
Amazon.com: Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition (9780071771320): Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler: Books
There's another one he writes, called Crucial Confrontations. I'm going to try that one next.
As far as the carts, on my way into the store, I usually ask someone (attractive women ) that has finished unloading if I can take their cart, instead of them having to return it to the cart returns. But to me it's not that big of a deal if someone leaves the cart on the curb.
I would have told the man I just had surgery and would he take it over for me. That would make the man feel good helping someone or small.
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